ONLY Dublin Flagship Launch Party

14 December 2012

Last week I was delighted to attend to the re-launch party of ONLY, located on Dublin's Grafton Street. After a major re-branding the store were ready to celebrate their new edgy and laidback vibe. Click below for more photos and details of what happened on the night. You won't regret it!

Disco Pants & Coast Necklace

29 November 2012
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You've probably all forgotten what I actually look like because of my lack of blog posts. This time of year is always really busy for me, the month of December is filled with hand in dates for college work. And I also work part time in retail! Needless to say it's difficult to find the time to update my blog too.

Excuse the photos, my Mam insisted on taking some quick shots before I ran to get the bus into College. Loving my new purple disco pants, makes a nice change from black.

Cardigan - Topshop (old)
Givenchy-esque T shirt - Ebay
Disco Pants - American Apparel (on the 25% discount night, woo!)
Necklace - Coast (*)
Brogue Boots - Office (old)

ONLY Grafton Street Flagship store opening

28 November 2012
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Great news for all my Irish blog readers and fashion fans alike. ONLY has had a major re-vamp and is ready for its relaunch at the Flagship Grafton street store on Dec 6th. A Kilkenny store will also open at MacDonagh Junction on the same day.

If you're not familiar with ONLY take a peek at their website, which literally had me drooling at the mouth thanks to their effortlessly cool day wear pieces and elegant evening wear. I seriously can't wait to get my hands on some pieces, Scandinavian style can do no wrong!

There will be goodie bags for the first 200 people on the official opening December 6th. Check out the facebook event here.

I'm a brand ambassador for ONLY and will be giving away two invites to two people for the official launch party December 5th 6pm - 8pm. There will be music, cocktails and 25% off the entire range. Really excited for the event, and of course to see all you stylish ladies there.

If you would like an invite to the official launch party at the flagship store, simply email me at You can also check my twitter @MIAOLVR for more chances to win.

Best of luck!

Mia x

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House of Fraser Christmas Party Season Dresses

22 November 2012
My all time favourite season is fast approaching, no not winter.. THE PARTY SEASON! This is the one time everyone gets to wear their most outlandish pieces from their wardrobes without anyone questioning why they've chosen to go for sequins, sequins and more sequins. Here are my top party ready picks from House of Fraser's amazing collection of dresses, I'd happily wear all of them  through out the party season! All dresses are available at House of Fraser and with new arrivals every week it's worth checking out.

Spiegal Sequins Dress

Dublin Vintage Betty Bojangles

02 November 2012

If you are a lover of all things elegant, sequined and most of all great quality you will certainly love the treasure trove of clothes, accessories and jewellery to be found at Betty Bojangles situated in Dublin's Mingle Market. Click below for more photos, just prepare yourself to lust after everything. Don't say I didn't warn you!

Oasis Final 5 My Personal Stylist

31 October 2012

If you have read my previous post about the Oasis My Personal Stylist competition you will be aware that a number of up and coming stylists battled it out for one of three coveted personal stylist roles at Oasis St. Stephen's Green, Dundrum and Cork.

Yesterday saw the final 5 contestants compete in their last ever styling task. If you missed it you can watch how they got on here Oasis My Personal Stylist Final 5 Task

You can find the two live updates of how they progressed with their looks here

Oasis My Personal Stylist update 1
Oasis my personal stylist update 2

The winners will be revealed next week, best of luck to all the contestants!

Mia x

Casual Autumn Sales Shopping Outfit

24 October 2012

I haven't done an outfit post in a while so I thought I'd show you something really casual and comfortable I wore to do some Autumn shopping in a few weeks ago.

Oasis A/W 12 Press Day Dublin

22 October 2012

If you're busy trying to find A/W pieces to add to your wardrobe look no further! The Oasis A/W press day is filled with everything from cosy coats to party ready pieces and everything in between. Soo many items have made it to my wishlist (I've already purchased a few, I won't lie!), click below to see some of my top picks.

Folkster Vintage Tax Free Jeffrey Campbells

12 October 2012
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If you have ever flicked through my blog you will know that two of my biggest loves in life are vintage clothing and Jeffrey Campbell shoes. So combine the two and you have created Mia Heaven, and probably your Heaven too!

The one thing that breaks my heart about Jeffreys is paying horrible import tax due to buying from the US. Or the simple fact that run out of the nicest styles, or simply don't stock them.

This is where comes in, an Irish company run by the same people behind Shutterbug Vintage which I attended for the kilo sale, which was filled with the most AMAZING vintage treaures. Folkster are now not only stocking the most fabulous of vintage, but Jeffrey Campbell shoes too. And no, not just plain black Litas like most online stores.. Folkster have such a varied range of JC's they'd almost give a run for their money.

Even better is that you WON'T HAVE TO PAY TAX as they are an Irish based company. Another plus side if you can put a deposit on your Jeffreys to secure them until your pay day money  (or student loan??) rolls in. Here's the new love of my life that I'm currently saving to pay off
Click the link below to see how the lovely and extremely fashionable Blanaid (owner of Shutterbug & Folkster) has styled some outfits using Folkster stock for Ireland's fashion TV show Xpose. WELL WORTH A WATCH GUYS.

Watch Folkster feature on TV3's Xpose

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Platform High Tops & Fringed Biker Jacket

04 October 2012

Outfit photos of a casual day spent shopping when the weather was a little warmer

Oasis My Personal Stylist Competition

03 October 2012
2. Last year's winners Sarah Blake & Justine King pictured with Next Top Model contestant Lisa Madden

Is your dream to become a fashion stylist or break into the fashion Industry? Yes? Well here is your chance!

Oasis are running a competition to find 3 budding stylists to become the Oasis in store stylist for the Stephen's Green, Dundrum and Cork branches of their stores. I would seriously love to enter, but sadly I'm focusing all my energy into the final year of my degree. Hopefully next year! Read below for more details and best of luck!

Closing Date is noon Thurday 11th October

Karen Millen A/W 12 Dublin Press Day

27 September 2012

Click below for more photos of the fabulous pieces from the Karen Millen A/W Dublin Press Day

Camo Jacket, Tie Dye & Glitter Boots

24 September 2012

Click for more photos of my take on dressing for the transitional Summer / Autumn Season

Coast A/W12 Press Preview Dublin

13 September 2012

Click below to get a sneak peek at the amazing party wear pieces coming to Coast for the A/W season. Image heavy post, couldn't help myself far too many sequined pieces not to share!

Spike Stud Doc Martens & Black Denim Playsuit

04 September 2012

I discovered this denim playsuit at the back of my wardrobe last night. It was actually new with tags, and I bought it three years ago?? Shame on me! I have it in blue denim too, which is also unworn. I thought it was a nice alternative to my vintage Levi cut offs which I have been living in all Summer.

The Doc Martens cost me €7 from a charity shop, I did a little D.I.Y on them and I am IN LOVEEE (if I do say so myself!). I already have a deep petrol blue pair of Docs, as well as my white patent pair so I thought I should spruce this pair up a little. The studs are leather wear screw back ones from Ebay in case you're interested.

Also how gorg is the ring? It's real silver with black Swarovski crystals. Best thing is it fits my tiny child fingers perfectly. I LOVE the layered ring look but sadly high street rings never really fit me so I'm lucky to even wear one ring on my fingers.

Playsuit - Topshop (old)
White sheer shirt - H&M (old)
Gold necklaces - Charity Shop
Ring - Present from my Mama
Doc Martens - Charity Shop / D.I.Y

Bad Weather Vintage Festival Outfit

30 August 2012

Click for more photos of what I wore to a rainy one day festival!

The Button and Bow Factory

28 August 2012

Click to see what lovely goodies were hiding inside!

Summer Outfit Denim Cut Offs & Vintage Blouse

23 July 2012
Finally, a sunny day when I'm not in work! It was so warm out, I felt like I was away on my holidays some place lovely. Due to the unexpected sunny weather I decided to throw on my oldest pair of Levi cut offs. They're actually far too big for me now but I just belt them in. They are perfect for a casual day in town.

American Apparel Gold Disco Shorts & Vintage Sequin Jacket

18 July 2012

Click below for more photos

Double fringing - Biker jacket & Bag

13 July 2012

Just a casual outfit I wore to run around town in. Totally obsessed with this leather fringed bag I picked up in the Zara sale, yay! Click below for more photos.

Topshop White Leather Body Harness Belt

11 July 2012

Click below for more photos of my latest favourite purchase

Win a €60 voucher for Designer Sunglasses with Smart Buy Glasses

04 July 2012

If you have ever wanted to get your hands on the perfect pair of designer sunglasses but never had the cash here's your chance! Smart Buy Glasses have asked me to run a competition for my lovely readers, the prize is a €60 voucher for a pair of already highly discounted designer sunglasses. The glasses are all new and current season so here's your chance to get your hands on this Summer's most coveted pair for a fraction of the price.

Closing date is Tuesday 10th of July - Hurry Hurry!!

To enter:

1) Follow me on Google friend connect, Blog Lovin' and on Twitter.

2) Subscribe to SmartbuyGlasses mailing list located at the bottom of their home page. Like & Share SmartBuyGlasses on Twitter and  Facebook

3) Write about your favourite pair of sunglasses on this post OR on your own blog . Link to your favourite pair!

Good luck!

Juicy Couture Watches - Time Piece Collection

There was a time when I was around the age of 16 when I was obsessed with all things Juicy Couture. I had a collection of tote bags, and had some of their tracksuits which I paired with UGG boots. I hadn't really paid Juicy Couture much attention since my teen days, until I was sent some images from their latest Time Piece Collection. The collection is made up of a diverse collection of watches, from the ultimate bling to more demure models it’s definitely worth a look if you’re on the search for a new piece of arm candy.

I'm a big fan of chunky man-ish watches, so these beauties tick all the boxes for me.

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Click below to see more of my favourites!

Ebay Fashion Week - Fashion Show Outfit

25 June 2012

So here are some photos from Ebay Fashion Week's final event which was the much anticipated Fashion show. The fashion show was completely styled by four up and coming Irish stylists, they all did an amazing job!

Ebay Fashion Week - Rapid Rise of Blogging

19 June 2012

I attended the first of Ebay Fashion Week's talks last night which was geared around the 'Rapid Rise of Blogging'. It was really exciting to get the opportunity to hear two industry insider's views on fashion blogging. The guests were Irish Times blogger Rosemary MacCabe and Style Isle’s Lorna Weightman.
Although both are well established in the world of fashion blogging, it was thought-provoking to see how their opinions on blog posts and the influence of fashion bloggers differed greatly. There were a few sticking points on which both agreed on, including using big clear photos, staying true to yourself and allowing readers a little insight into your life so they get to know you. Another point Rosemary brought up was not to take yourself too seriously, something I whole heartedly agree with!

You can catch tonight’s talk streamed live here at 7pm, the rest of this week’s talks will also be available to watch live at 7pm each evening. I’m missing out on attending the rest of the talks, however I’ll be looking forward to attending Ebay’s first ever live streamed Fashion show on Friday.

Jacket – Vintage (charity shop)
Blouse – Vintage (charity shop)
Jeans – River Island (Sale)
Creepers – Underground @ Office (bought at Grafton Street Branch)
Gold Chain – Vintage

Designer Sunglasses Competition with Smart Buy Glasses


I'm delighted to share with you all a competition I'm hosting from from Tuesday 19th June to Tuesday 11th of July . The prize is a €60 voucher for Smart Buy Glasses who specialize in selling Sunglasses Online at discounted prices. This pretty much means that most of the pairs designer sunglasses that they stock will only end up costing you around a third of the RRP, major bargain. This is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on a pair of designer sunnies for your Summer holiday, or just for making the most of the sporadic sunny days at home. Basically I will be very jealous of whoever wins, I'd love another pair of Ray Ban sunglasses! They have a great range of both men's and women's sunglasses, so don't be afraid to get involved boys.

To enter here's what you need to do:

1) Follow me on Google friend connect, Blog Lovin' and on Twitter and Facebook Facebook.

2) Subscribe to SmartbuyGlasses mailing list located at the bottom of their home page. Like & Share SmartBuyGlasses on Twitter and Facebook Facebook

3) Write about your favourite pair of sunglasses on this post OR on your own blog & link back your favourite product, brand or style to SmartBuyGlasses site. Use this HTML code so your link works

The more creative you are, the more chance you get to win! A creative idea ? You can, for example take a picture of yourself wearing sunglasses through SmartBuyGlasses' Online Try On System and post it online here.

Underground Creepers Pink Suede & Leopard Print

13 June 2012

It's time to 'get my creep on' for the second time! I have been lusting after this particular style of Creepers forever. After deciding the official Underground website’s shipping costs were too pricey for my meagre budget, and discovering Office’s website would not ship this style to Ireland, I almost resigned myself to the fact that these bad boys were simply unattainable.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my navy blue creepers they serve me well, but a loud print mixed with a pop of colour sums up my style in shoe form. I picked these up yesterday from Office on Grafton Street, I’d decided to settle for a pastel pink pair when I spotted these lovelies nestled on a shelf. They were the last size 5 and I got 20% discount for a slight mark on them too, hurray!

If you’re in the market for your first pair of Creepers, or you want to add another addition to your Creeper collection, Office on Grafton Street have by far the best selection at the moment. Get yourself in there before they all sell out.

Glamorous Mint Kimono

30 May 2012

First of all, how amazing is this kimono? It's from a company called Glamorous UK and was kindly sent to me by Emily. I decided to wear it for a casual day of shopping, I love how it's so easy to throw on and instantly glams up an outfit. I actually got stopped a few times and asked where it was from too, definitely a good sign!

Vintage Floral Maxi Skirt & Crop t shirt

28 May 2012

H&M Aztec Bralette and Leopard Jeffrey Campbell Lanas

18 May 2012